A clear sky, in the middle of lavender fields, the Universe belongs to me.
Booking confirmed, a perfect weather and adapted clothing, direction the Plateau d'Albion, just a few kilometers from Apt on the old missile launch area created by General de Gaulle during the Cold War.
At 1100 meters high, the SIRENE Observatory is a perfect setting for astronomical observation : pure sky, far from any light pollution, a 360 ° view, fine technology and high-end instruments. Lagarde d'Apt is also a "5-star" laureate of the National Association for the Protection of the Sky and the Night Environment. It's summer and filled with lavender fragrance.
A head full of stars, ...
What is a star ? A planet ? The sun ? The Great Bear ? Under the wise guidance of a professional and after a hearing the military site story and presentation of the instruments, the sky opens to me.
To the naked eye first, I learn to find my way among the constellations, with the various astronomical instruments next, I discover "in live" our Solar System and the planet Saturn surrounded by its rings, and then the deep sky, a globular cluster containing hundreds of stars, a planetary nebula and its dying star, the Andromeda galaxy, next to the Milky Way.
So much to discover, ... Time passes here at the speed of light.
With a head full of stars, I land back to Earth after a nice trip on the paths of space.
Live your own experience with SIRENE Observatory !
Discovery evening - Astronomical Observatory SIRENE
This evening is adapted to your level of knowledge. So take advantage of the presence of passionate people to ask all the questions you wish and tackle the mysteries of the Universe! From two people and only by reservation.